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Published:April 12th, 2007 04:52 EST
SG-1 Starts Their Legacy In Final Episodes of Stargate SG-1

SG-1 Starts Their Legacy In Final Episodes of Stargate SG-1

By Garrett Godwin

For 10 years, they have been heroes, protectors, and adventurers.  Now, as the end draws near, they will become legends forever.

Starting Friday night, SCIFI Channel will air the final ten episodes of Stargate SG-1 over the next several weeks, as the team tries to gather all their resources to defeat the powerful forces of the Ori.

The mythology began in 1994 in the film Stargate, with Kurt Russell and James Spader.  Three years later, in 1997, Showtime picked up where the movie left off, with the series Stargate SG-1-- about a military team that travels on an exploratory mission to other worlds through a wormhole known as the Stargate, while protecting humanity from the forces of evil.

The show was syndicated a year later, and aired until 2002 on Showtime.  Then that year, the SCIFI Channel picked up Stargate SG-1 in reruns and aired new episodes, where the series has earned new fans and a wider audience.  Its surging populairity led to the spin-off Stargate Atlantis in 2004, which has recently been renewed for a fourth season.

With over 200 episodes and counting over ten years, Stargate SG-1 has become the longest-running sci-fi series in U.S. television history, with The X-Files coming in second with nine years. 

For the past eight years, the team of SG-1 has been battling their main nemesis, the Goa'uld, and spent the past two years fighting the Ori, whose plans for humanity aren't as benevolent as advertised.  The Ori is one enemy that SG-1 may not defeat, and this is one battle they may not win and come out alive.

But the Stargate saga will live on in syndications and on DVD (seasons 1-9 are available).  There will be new adventures featuring SG-1 in direct-to-DVD releases coming out soon, and Col. Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) will crossover to Atlantis next season.

The final battle begins on Stargate SG-1 tomorrow night starting at 8pm on the SCIFI Channel.